Lake Michigan’s Western Lakeshore history
Lake Michigan was one of the greatest fresh water fishing grounds in North America. The fisherman came at first from New York and Ohio because of the depleted fisheries of Lake Erie. Most were of German, Yankee and Dutch extraction. Fish were so plentiful that the Evergreen City Times of 1854 reported that J. Dillon caught 17 barrels of whitefish in one haul with a seine. Whitefish were so plentiful that they were fed to the pigs. But, once those fish disappeared Lake Michigan was used for other things.
We’ll take a trip from the town of Mosel to the town of Holland following the history of this beautiful shoreline.
Join us at the Oostburg Public Library. This presentation is free and open to the public.